First look at Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's 'Truth Seekers'

Tom Butler
Senior Editor
L-R: Emma D’Arcy (Astrid), Nick Frost (Gus), and Samson Kayo (Elton) in Truth Seekers. (Amazon Studios)

Amazon Studios has announced Malcolm McDowell, Samson Kayo, Emma D’Arcy, Susan Wokoma and Julian Barratt amongst others will be joining Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in new Amazon Original series, Truth Seekers.

The supernatural comedy series which begins filming this week is from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Miles Ketley’s UK based production company Stolen Picture.

Malcolm McDowell will play Richard, Samson Kayo will play Elton, Emma D’Arcy will play Astrid, Susan Wokoma will play Helen, and Julian Barratt will play Dr. Peter Toynbee. As previously announced, Simon Pegg will star as Dave, and Nick Frost as Gus.

Julian Barratt will play Dr. Peter Toynbee in Truth Seekers. (Amazon Studios)

Additional cast for the series also include Morgana Robinson as Janey, Kate Nash as Mary and Kevin Eldon as Jack.

Truth Seekers is a horror comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see.

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However, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, more terrifying and even deadly, as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race.

L-R: Emma D’Arcy (Astrid), Nick Frost (Gus), and Samson Kayo (Elton) in Truth Seekers. (Amazon Studios)

Set in a mysterious world filled with dread and just-out-of-sight monsters, Truth Seekers mixes the very funny with the very scary in an exciting take on genre storytelling from the minds that gave us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Sick Note and Paul.

Truth Seekers is co-written by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz.

Other projects on Stolen Picture’s upcoming slate include Svalta, a Sweden-set horror film written by Nick Frost, James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders, and an adaptation of Ben Aaronovitch’s epic fantasy drama Rivers of London.